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Gloucestershire Halloween guide

Find Gloucestershire Halloween events near you with SoGlos’s leading guide, sponsored by Cafe Rene and the Gloucester Zombie Walk.

Enjoy Halloween in Gloucestershire 2014 with the very best guide to where and when the spooky action is taking place in...

Gloucestershire fireworks and bonfires guide

Find blazing bonfires and fabulous fireworks displays across Gloucestershire in 2014.

Gloucestershire fireworks displays and bonfires will be lighting up the county’s skies in November 2014. Find out where...

Gloucestershire independent schools guide

Parents are spoilt for choice by the wealth of top independent schools in Gloucestershire.

Discover some of the finest independent schools in Gloucestershire and the surrounding area, in SoGlos’s dedicated guide.

Gloucestershire school holiday dates guide

Get planning your family holidays with SoGlos’s handy Gloucestershire school holidays guide.

Get planning family vacations and daytrips with SoGlos’s comprehensive guide to school holiday dates in Gloucestershire.

Events

Halloween at Primrose Vale 2014

Friday 24 October to Sunday 2 November 2014

Pumpkins come in all shapes and sizes at Primrose Vale.

As well as having a bumper crop of home-grown pumpkins to pick from and carve, Primrose Vale is hosting a Halloween trail...

Discovering Bats Day in Tewkesbury

Saturday 25 October 2014

Find out more about these misunderstood furry fliers at The John Moore Museum.

The John Moore Museum will be welcoming bat expert David Endacott, and a few of his furry fliers, to Tewkesbury, giving...

Tewkesbury High Street Food and Arts Market

Saturday 25 October 2014

Head to Tewkesbury High Street for tasty food, as well as arts and crafts, this October.

The Tewkesbury High Street Food and Craft market will be back again for another day overflowing with award-winning stalls,...

Halloween bat trail at Chedworth Roman Villa

Saturday 25 October to Sunday 2 November 2014

Try and spot the seven species of bats at Chedworth Roman Villas. © National Trust Images, Hugh Clark

Celebrate Halloween with Chedworth Roman Villa’s new bat trail, where guests can explore eerily deep woods and spot seven...

Dragon Festival at Dean Heritage Centre

Saturday 25 to Sunday 26 October 2014

Join WizzyWig the Wizard and Ermentrude the Witch at the Dean Heritage Centre’s Dragon Festival.

Mischievous dragons will be let loose at the Dean Heritage Centre for a weekend of colour, noise, and magic.

Rock and Ribs Halloween Party in Cheltenham

Saturday 25 October 2014

Tuck into some delicious ribs and shake your bones to some live music at Whole Foods Market’s Halloween Party.

Tuck into some devilishly delicious ribs and rock out to some live music at Whole Foods Market’s Halloween party.

Halloween extravaganza at Gloucester Waterways Museum

Saturday 25 October to Sunday 2 November 2014

Children will be able to get up close and personal with all sorts of creepy creatures when Jonathan’s Jungle Roadshow returns to the museum.

With fancy dress competitions, scary trails, snakes and spiders, there will be more than enough to keep the little ones...

Haunted Half Term at Sudeley Castle and Gardens

Monday 27 to Friday 31 October 2014

There will be more than just bumps in the night at Sudeley Castle for its Haunted Half Term.

Set in a supposed haunted castle, with fire performances, Ghost the owl, ‘scarytales’ and a dungeon disco, Sudeley Castle’s...

Spooktacular Activities at Gloucester Quays

Monday 27 to Friday 31 October 2014

Gloucester Quays will be showing the Halloween must-see film, The Book of Life, as part of its half term Spooktacular.

With a trick or treat trail, a haunted house, ghosts and ghouls and a spooky film, there’s plenty going on this Halloween...

Half term at Leisure at Cheltenham

Monday 27 to Friday 31 October 2014

Kids can take the plunge in a swimming crash course at Leisure at Cheltenham this half term.

‘Thriller’ street dancing, trampolining, swimming crash courses, junior badminton, table tennis and much more promises...

Haunted half term and After Dark at Pittville Park

Monday 27 to Friday 31 October 2014

Join Cheltenham Coffee Co. for a week of Halloween activities that will both fright and delight children and families.

Fun daytime activities for the kids over half term, and ghoulishly guided tours around Pittville Park for those who dare...

Westonbirt Fair in the Cotswolds

Tuesday 28 to Wednesday 29 October 2014

The stunning Westonbirt School will be the setting for this popular annual Cotswolds event.

Kick off your Christmas shopping early and enjoy a family day out at the scenic Westonbirt School in Tetbury, while supporting...

Cirque de Spooke in Cheltenham

Tuesday 28 to Thursday 30 October 2014

Little monsters and terrifying teenagers can join the circus this Halloween at St. Edward’s School.

With zombie clowns, gruesome stage make-up and nail biting acrobatics, young performers can book a place on the Cirque...

Spooky Halloween Fun at Nature in Art

Tuesday 28 to Thursday 30 October 2014

Halloween Fun at Nature in Art is set for another popular year of creepy crafts.

Nature in Art will be giving kids the chance to make their very own Halloween masks, an autumnal wire leaf mobile and...

Museum Makers Halloween workshop in Gloucester

Wednesday 29 October 2014

Children will be getting creative this Halloween at Gloucester City Museum.

Museum Makers will be creating their own Halloween owls at Gloucester City Museum, just in time for the spookiest day...

Children's shooting activity half-day at Prescott

Thursday 30 October 2014

Children will get the chance to try something completely different this half term holiday, thanks to Prescott Shooting’s special activity half-day.

Keep the children entertained this half term with an action packed activity half-day at Prescott Shooting School near...

Events

Creepy Creatures Halloween Spooktacular

Thursday 30 to Friday 31 October 2014

Little monsters will be getting their faces painted and carving creepy pumpkins at the Halloween Spooktacular.

Little monsters can roam the country park, carve pumpkins and get their faces painted at Robinswood Hill’s Halloween Spooktacular....

Chris and Pui Roadshow at the Everyman

Friday 31 October 2014

Chris and Pui are coming to the Everyman, hooray!

This Halloween, county children will be helping CBeebies duo Chris and Pui find Old MacDonald’s animals at the Everyman,...

Gloucester Zombie Walk

Saturday 1 November 2014

Cafe Rene’s Renegade Crew will be leading the Gloucester Zombie Walk. © Stark Photography

Gloucester city centre is set to be overrun by the hundreds of undead, when the fifth annual Zombie Walk sets off from...

St Lawrence Church Autumn Fayre

Saturday 1 November 2014

Cakes and crafts galore will await visitors to the St Lawrence Church Autumn Fayre.

Cakes, crafts, Christmas presents and more will be on offer at the St Lawrence Church annual Autumn Fayre.

Nature in Art Gift and Craft Fair

Saturday 1 to Sunday 2 November 2014

Nature in Art near Gloucester will be holding its incredibly popular Gift and Craft Fair once again this autumn.

Nature in Art’s annual Gift and Craft Fair will return this autumn, boasting an abundance of hand-crafted gifts, artist...

St Nicholas Wishing Tree in Gloucester

Saturday 15 November to Sunday 14 December 2014

The St Nicholas Wishing Tree will be ready to receive festive wishes throughout November and December.

County children can leave their Christmas wishes on Gloucester Folk Museum’s St Nicholas Wishing Tree and receive a personalised...

Sleeping Beauty pantomime at Everyman Theatre

Friday 28 November 2014 to Sunday 11 January 2015

It’s panto time at the Everyman Theatre, with Tweedy the Clown and newcomer Eleanor Brown starring in Sleeping Beauty.

Tweedy the Clown is back in the pantomime limelight, as Sleeping Beauty takes to the Everyman Theatre stage this festive...

Beauty and the Beast pantomime at Roses Theatre

Saturday 29 November 2014 to Saturday 3 January 2015

Beauty and the Beast looks set to be the Roses’ biggest and best panto yet, with an incredible 55 performances taking to the Tewkesbury stage.

With a burst of magic right from the start and enchantment and surprises galore, treat the whole family to a trip to the...

Christmas Bazaar at Westons Cider

Sunday 30 November 2014

Meet santa and his reindeer, sing around the Christmas tree and sip on real cider at Westons’ Christmas Bazaar.

Santa, cider, choirs, and reindeer will provide the ultimate seasonal day out at Westons Cider’s Christmas Bazaar.

Meet Father Christmas at Cotswold Farm Park

Saturday 29 November to Sunday 21 December 2014

Santa Claus will be setting up his grotto at the Cotswold Farm Park on the weekends leading up to Christmas.

Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park is giving good little boys and girls the chance to meet Father Christmas, with a number...

Breakfast with Santa at Slimbridge Wetland Centre

Saturday 6 to Sunday 21 December 2014

See some real Christmas quackers at Slimbridge this Christmas.

Tuck into a festive breakfast, feed the birds with Santa’s elves and meet Father Christmas himself, when Slimbridge Wetland...

Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves pantomime in Cheltenham

Wednesday 21 to Sunday 25 January 2015

John Pannett will be playing Barbara Baba in Promenade Productions’ Ali Baba.

The pantomime season is upon us, with Promenade Productions set to delight audiences at Bacon Theatre with its modern...

The Sooty Show in Cheltenham

Sunday 15 February 2015

Meet Sooty and co at the Everyman Theatre in February.

Join Sooty, Sweep, Soo and Richard at the Everyman for a magical, musical adventure ahead of Sooty’s birthday party, and...

News

Create Collective art workshops launched in Cheltenham

Art Playground aim to explore creativity and curiosity at the Create Collective workshops.

Budding artists can expand their skills, meet likeminded people and create their own art exhibition at the Art Playground’s...

Hollywood Bowl to open at The Brewery

Hollywood Bowl is due to open at The Brewery in Cheltenham this autumn.

A 16-lane, state-of-the-art bowling complex, and the latest addition to the UK’s largest tenpin family, Hollywood Bowl,...

Special offers

Two for One on Continental Circus Berlin tickets

Ends Sunday 19 October 2014

Get two tickets for the price of one to see Continental Circus Berlin in Gloucester.

Get two adult tickets for the price of one for Continental Circus Berlin when the spectacular show comes to Gloucester...

Book online and save 10 per cent at Slimbridge

Ongoing

Save 10 percent on the admission price to Slimbridge when you book online.

Slimbridge Wetland Centre offers a fantastic value day out all year round, with the added chance to now save 10 per cent...

Get a free children's Graze Goody Box

Ongoing

Parents can claim a free first and fifth children’s Graze Goody Box.

Get your first – and fifth – tasty children’s Graze Goody Box delivered to your door, free of charge.

Free trial lesson with Explore Learning

Ongoing

Sharpen your child’s maths and English skills in a free trial session with Explore Learning Cheltenham.

Explore Learning Cheltenham is offering free trial sessions to local children, helping to improve their maths and English,...

Three months free National Trust membership

Ongoing

Snowshill Manor is just one of the National Trus properties in Gloucestershire.

Get three months of free membership to the National Trust, and access to hundreds of days out in the UK, when you sign...

Children & Family events

Prepare to be amazed by the WOW! natural history exhibition at Gloucester City Museum.

WOW exhibition at Gloucester City Museum

Tuesday 21 October to Saturday 8 November 2014

Celebrate Roses Theatre’s 40th birthday at the anticipated open day.

Open day at Roses Theatre

Saturday 25 October 2014

Halloween at Primrose Vale 2014

Friday 24 October to Sunday 2 November 2014

Frightmare at Over Farm

Friday 24 October to Saturday 1 November 2014

Halloween bat trail at Chedworth Roman Villa

Saturday 25 October to Sunday 2 November 2014

Halloween at Perrygrove Railway

Saturday 25 October 2014

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Beauty and the Beast Panto 2014
Leisure at Cheltenham

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